The USMNT had been hit with the injury bug, which has forced some key players to withdraw for the tough upcoming test vs. Italy. Tim Chandler (left hamstring strain), Landon Donovan (bronchitis), and Jose Torres (right hamstring strain) are all scratches. Brek Shea and Sacha Kljestan have been added to the roster. I was excited to see how Torres would do, but it looks like we will have to wait a little longer for that. Kljestan finally receives a much deserved callup. It is unfortunate that this comes from injuries to other players but this is his chance to show Jurgen in person what he can contribute. Things certainly just got more interesting for the February 29th matchup.